World AIDS Vaccine Day: HIV AIDS is one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Efforts to eradicate the disease have been going on for many years, but the vaccine has not been received yet. In such a situation, World AIDS Vaccine Day or HIV Vaccine Day is celebrated to remember and honor the need to prepare the vaccine and the contribution of scientists and researchers who are making efforts for it.
When Started World AIDS Vaccine Day
This day is celebrated every year on 18 May. It started on 18 May 1998. The first AIDS Vaccine Day was celebrated that day. A year before that, then US President Bill Clinton insisted on the discovery of a vaccine to treat the epidemic.
According to the World Health Organization, millions of people have died due to this epidemic. According to the organization, only 7,70,000 people died of this disease in 2018, while 17 lakh people were infected by it.
According to the report, by 2018, this disease has been found in 3.79 crore people worldwide. The highest of these are 1.8 crore women while 17 million men are patients. At the same time, this disease has also been found in 17 lakh children.
Target to finish HIV/AIDS by 2030
According to the WHO, there has been a significant reduction in HIV infection due to the increasing prevalence of antiretroviral therapy. According to the report, there has been a 33 percent decrease in infection with this deadly virus in 2018 as compared to 2010.
The United Nations has set a target to eliminate this disease from its roots. Under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Agenda, a target has been set to eradicate the disease by 2030 as a threat to public health.
World AIDS vaccine day 2021 theme
This year The theme for World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021 was Global Solidarity.